STMicroelectronics' STV300NH02L power MOSFET features low, micro-Ohm ON-resistance intended to reduce losses and increase efficiency in demanding power supply systems. This new high-current N-channel device is intended particularly for the paralleling configuration power supplies that are widely used in server applications. The company's ribbon-bonding technology offers a low typical Rds(on) of 800 micro-Ohms (0.8-µOhm).
Intersil announced a pair of multiple-output standard buck ICs that integrate critical power management functions to suit a variety of point-of-load (POL) applicationssuch as 5V FPGA/CPLD and DSP power supplies, 12V telecom/datacom power supplies and 24V battery-powered handhelds. The ISL8501 and ISL8510 feature a 5V fixed input voltage capability and variable input voltage ranges up to 25V. The ISL8501 is a triple output controller
Sealevel Systems expanded their line of USB hubs to include both 4-port and 7-port versions that are USB 2.0 compliant, providing a full 480M bps data rate to the host, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 and 1.0 devices. Each includes a wall-mount AC adapter that supplies a full 500 mA to each attached USB peripheral. The HUB4P integrates SeaLATCH locking USB ports that are fully compatible with standard USB cables.
International Rectifier introduced the SupIRBuck family of wide input, single output synchronous buck voltage regulators for high density, high performance data center applications. The family of point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators integrates the synchronous buck control ICs and HEXFET trench technology MOSFETs in a 5 mm × 6 mm Power QFN package.
Strategic Test Corp announced two 8-bit digitizer/oscilloscope PCI Express cards. The UF2e-2020 has two 50 MS/s channels, while the UF2e-2021 has four 50 MS/s. Each channel has its own 8-bit ADC for simultaneous sampling, seven programmable input voltage ranges from ±50 mV to ± 5V, offset adjustment to 400 percent and both 50? and 1 M? input impedances.
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LEDtronics announced the release of its DC/DC Dimmer for LED lighting products, supporting 5V DC to 40V DC applications up to 2A or 24W. LED-DIMMER-001 is suited for LED strip lights, LED bulbs and LED floodlights. Since LEDs draw less current than traditional incandescent bulbs, one had to buy a special high-end electronic dimmer to control the desired light levels for their LED lighting application.
Aveso, Inc. offers a commercially available Electronic Display Inlay for plastic card manufacturers. The inlay makes it possible to produce electronic display cards using industry standard hot lamination manufacturing processes and installed equipment. The inlay features the company’s Primero 6|7 flexible numeric display module, along with a battery and circuitry, embedded in a durable plastic structure
Atmel Corp. introduced 13.56 MHz RFID devices with a 64-bit cryptographic engine, dual authentication capability, and up to 64 Kb of memory, each with up to 16 individually configurable sectors. Atmel’s CryptoRF devices are suited for proximity applications that represent cash transactions, require a permanent record of the chain of ownership, or are prone to counterfeiting. CryptoRF devices have a 64-bit embedded
Enpirion introduced a 2A buck-mode device with integrated inductor technology. The company calls its EN5322QI the “LDO Killer,” which it positions as a replacement for linear regulators to meet Energy Star requirements. The part integrates all converter functionality including MOSFET switches, control and compensation, and the inductor, in a 6 mm × 4 mm × 1.1 mm QFN package, while requiring only
MEN Micro introduced the M36N M-Module, an analog input mezzanine board that provides high resolution and precise data acquisition for analog signals found throughout automation, measuring and simulation applications. Available in 16- or 18-bit versions, the board can be used as an I/O extension for CompactPCI, PCI, PXI or VME embedded systems as well as on stand-alone single board computers (SBCs).
C&K Components has developed a series of sound tunable tactile switches, designated the KSC ST Series. The design of the switch enables the sound intensity to be 100 percent controlled, with the ability to match the sound level of applications with two sound intensity grades. The company is also able to ensure continuity of the sound when a printed circuit board is populated with a number of switches.
Smart Modular Technologies expanded its DDR2 family to include what is said to be the industry’s first 8GB PC2-5300 244-pin Mini-registered DIMM (RDIMM) designed using CoolFlex and dual die package (DDP) technologies. The new Mini-RDIMM is suited for high-density, space-constrained networking and storage applications. Configured as a 1Gx72, four-rank module using SMART-built 2Gb (512Mx4) DDPs
Power factor is the ratio of the actual power used to the apparent (reactive) power that a piece of equipment draws from the alternating current (AC) line. The reactance of large capacitors or inductors can cause the apparent power drawn from the line to exceed the actual power used, resulting in low power factor (PF). The lower the PF, the more energy is lost along the AC power line. The result is higher electricity bills for the utility customer. That lost energy also lowers the capacity of the utility distribution system.
OKW Electronics has launched the CTB77 series high power PCB terminal blocks from Camden Electronics. These have been designed for heavy duty applications such as energy management, industrial heating and ventilation, and machine controllers. The terminal blocks can handle high currents of up to 57A. They are molded in gray UL94 V-0 flame retardant PA66, and are available in 2 and 3 pole interlocking types